2013 Schedule of Events

Handed out at the NW Flower and Garden Show were the postcards with our

Scheduled 2013 Events:

  • January 22nd                 Jennifer Carlson – Sustainable Garden Design
  • February 20-24th         NW Flower and Garden Show
  • March 18th                    Neil Zimmerman – Seattle Audubon
  • April 14th, 10-2pm       Spring Plant Sale – CUH
  • May 20th                       Linda Urbaniak – Great Plant Picks
  • June 17th                      Walt Bubelis
  • July                                No Meeting
  • August 11th                  Summer Picnic, TBD
  • September 16th            Linda McDonald – Overwintering Half-Hardy Plants
  • October 13th, 10-2pm Fall Bulb Sale – CUH
  • November 18th             Linda Chalker Scott – Myths about Gardening
  • December 15th Holiday Party

All meetings at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) from 7-9 pm
Don’t forget to visit and volunteer at our new Public Garden at CUH!

Paeonia Coral Charm

Paeonia Coral Charm

TUESDAY January 22, 2013 – Jennifer Carlson – Sustainable Landscape Design

Jennifer Carlson

Sustainable Landscape Design

TUESDAY, January 22nd, 2013, 7:00 pm-9:00pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

 

Haven Illustrated front entry

Haven Illustrated

Please come early for treats and socializing, so we can begin promptly.

About the speaker:

Jennifer Carlson is an illustrator and a landscape designer.  She has degrees in both art and in landscape architecture. Since the 1970’s she has planned and implemented many organic gardens in the Pacific Northwest.  She has lived and studied sustainable gardening practices while residing outside the U.S., in Nepal, Yugoslavia, and Germany.  Jennifer is now based in Seattle, where she teaches classes in low-maintenance plant selection, sustainable landscape design, and keeping a small flock of hens.  She organizes and leads garden tours of her family’s demonstration garden and writes about organic garden design and seasonal activities and crafts for Farmer’s Almanac TV. Her garden has been featured in local and national magazines, several books and in a PBS program for public TV.

Meeting Schedule Changed for 2013

January – Speaker
February – NWF&GS
March – Speaker
April – Plant Sale
May – Speaker
June – Speaker (this is the only one out of order)
July – Off (Garden Tour?)
August – Summer Picnic
September – Speaker
October – Bulb Sale
November – Speaker
December – Holiday Party

Next meeting updated soon.

Holiday Party – Sunday December 16, 3-7 pm

Bring Pot luck food and wrapped White elephant gifts. Lynne will provide the beverages (wine and cider). The rule on white elephant gifts: you cannot bring back what you received last year; but you can bring back something you received two years ago, or earlier.

 

SEPTEMBER – Zsofia Pasztor – Low Impact Development

Zsofia Pasztor

Using hardy and native plants in low impact development

Monday, September 17th, 7pm – 9pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map
Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development – Zsofia Pasztor

Low Impact Development is the new buzz. LID involves soils and plants most of the time since these are the two foundational players in the hydrological function of a site. Rain gardens, green roofs, living walls, bioberms, restored or preserved natural areas are all LID solutions. Plants are the best allies, they look great, add value to the property, provide habitat to wildlife and manage water proficiently since this is what they ‘just do’ by their nature.

AUGUST – Crane Stavig – Transforming Garden Spaces

Crane Stavig

Transforming Garden Spaces

Monday, August 20th, 7pm-9pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

Proprietor of GreenCliff, Crane Stavig, will demonstrate dramatic garden transformations.